I called the first twist. Just saying. Very well done psycho crime film. Acting spot on, screenplay solid. The pacing kept the film moving.
When Emily’s problems continue to haunt her, psychiatrist Jonathan Banks prescribes her a new drug. What follows not only leads to her husband’s murder but also threatens to ruin Jonathan’s career.
It’s a fascinating film that is very cleverly constructed. Playing on expectations for one genre and then switching to another, there aren’t too many films that rework what we’ve seen in quite the same way. We’re never deceived by the film and my appreciation of it has grown each time that I’ve seen it. It’s great to see a film where we empathize with different characters as the story progresses and to have our sympathies change as our understanding of what is happening shifts along with the focus on different characters.
USA 2013, 106 min, rated M
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law & Catherine Zeta-Jones